Friday, June 27, 2008

The Supreme Court Gets One Right

A few days ago the Supreme court struck down the District of Columbia's gun ban reinforceing our Second Amendment rights as law abiding citizens to own and carry guns.

The full text of the Second Amendment says, "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

The Supreme Court ruling
IN A 5-4 VOTE, a sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Constitution protects an individual's right to bear arms, while leaving room for governments to regulate gun ownership. The ruling repudiates the long-held notion that the right to bear arms is strictly linked to militia service. Instead, the court concluded that it's an individual right untethered to military or government necessity. This will make it easier for gun-rights advocates to resist new regulations and overturn existing laws.

As a gun owner and avid hunter this is big victory!

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